Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Online Recruitment Part 1: Becoming a JENGA master

Recruiting participants is a challenge for many psychosocial research projects, especially at a graduate level, where resources are scarce and project timelines are tight. Having just completed my online survey recruitment, I feel the urge to pass on my recently acquired knowledge on this topic. I do not claim I …

A Pocket Guide to First Year Annual Review

Annual reviews are deemed important points of progression during the PhD journey.  In addition to being a progression review, the annual review helps to support students to successfully continue and complete their PhD journey. For first–year PhD students, annual reviews may be considered one of the most important points in their year, more so than subsequent annual …

The weekend before the lockdown: when our access to food drastically changed

It is Friday morning, before the “lockdown Monday” and I start planning my food shopping list for next week.  I am planning to get some fruit, vegetables, chicken and beef. I go to the supermarket in the evening and the shelves where I was supposed to find those items, were empty, completely empty. My first thought was: …

Meet the Eating Disorder and Behaviours Research Group!

The School of Health in Social Science is associated with different departments, subject areas and research topics. It can be inspiring to work across disciplines and to share a workspace with researchers from varying backgrounds. Focusing on similarities while benefitting from our differences helped us create our relatively new research …